The Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Park Service is accepting applications for seven (7) long-term contractual positions as Maryland Conservation Corps (MCC) Crew Leaders. The successful applicants will be responsible for working with and coordinating the work schedules and  work assignments of a crew of four to six Conservation Corps members based out of Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, Susquehanna, Tuckahoe, Deep Creek Lake, Assateague, Patapsco Valley and Gunpowder Falls State Parks. The Crew Leader will report directly to and provide assistance to the assigned Park Ranger for the Maryland Conservation Corps. The Crew Leader provides advice, guidance and direction pertaining to work responsibilities, education and job training. The Crew Leader may be asked to make recommendations about work projects, project implementation techniques, education components, jobs skills training, and life skills training. The Crew Leader will meet with the Park Ranger, Park Manager and MCC headquarters staff in regard to the welfare of the crew and individual corps members. In the Park Ranger’s absence, the Crew Leader will be responsible for public relations and the service component of the program within the community. Travel around the state will be necessary for projects and trainings, and there will be mandatory overnight trips for up to a week at a time. These positions will be responsible for assisting with the following functions: payroll forms, weekly reports, personnel reports, monthly calendar schedules, quarterly reports, tool inventory and vehicle forms.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead and serve as a role model to a crew of four to six young adults 17-25 years of age
  • Accept responsibility for any assigned equipment and vehicles
  • Plan and implement daily schedules
  • Teach job and life skills to corps members
  • Coordinate community service projects with corps members and community leaders
  • Submit weekly time cards, progress reports, statistics and other paperwork as required
  • Speak to the public, community groups, school groups, organizations, and the media to plan, develop and deliver programs

Candidates will be working outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and must be in good physical condition. Position will require working weekends and holidays. Applicants must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions, work independently with limited supervision, communicate effectively orally and in writing, and possess a strong desire to work with the public. Applicants must adhere to all State and Federal laws, safety regulations, and must understand and adhere to all park policies.